Blinding Your Manuscript

Our apologies. We haven’t quite gotten around to writing comprehensive blinding instructions for this page.

In general, make sure the names of the authors and/or their affiliations do not appear on the title page.

Do not refer to “my previous research” or “our previous research” and then give a reference to your own work. You may use your own work, but the sentence should be written “In previous research, Jones et al. (2011) discovered….”

You want to include all relevant references, but not make it obvious that you are self-citing. Identifying the reference as “Author (2011), for instance, is not acceptable. In the world of Google, this means I can find out who you are and it is no longer a blind submission.